Ron Williams, managing director of the civil and transportation div-ision at Mott Mac-Donald in the UK, has been elected as the Construction Industry Research and Information Association’s (CIRIA) new chairman of council.

Meanwhile, Mike Gower, of international consultants Maunsell, has been elected as new chairman of the Corrosion Prevention Assoc-iation. Other new appointments in the UK include Frank Pitkin, who is the new director of sales, Europe, for mining and construction equipment company Webster Schaeff & Co, while Keith Offergelt has been appointed quality manager of Gleeson’s engineering division. In the US, David Myers has been appointed as president and chief operating officer of Raytheon Engineers and Constructors. Beverly Marshall has been named as vice president and general manager for federal government affairs at Duke Energy, while PP&L Resources announces James E Abel is now vice president of finance. Finally, Edison Mission Energy named Ronald L Litzinger as senior vice president of worldwide operations.